Albert J. Augustin, MD

Karlsruhe, Germany


Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Klinikum Karlsruhe, Germany.

Prior to this, he was Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Mainz where he was Head of the Laboratory for Pathophysiology of the Eye and Assistant Medical Director at Bonn University Eye Hospital. Dr. Augustin is the recipient of numerous awards and has published a number of books and over 180 papers. The 4th edition of “Augenheilkunde” was published in August 2019.

His main research activities relate to pathobiochemistry and pathophysiology of oxidative damage to the eye in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, proliferative vitreoretinopathy and retinal ischemia. He also established a combination therapy for wet AMD and initiated trials investigating the efficacy and safety of Triple Therapy.

Andrzej Grzybowski M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Olsztyn, Poznan, Poland


Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of Department of Ophthalmology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland;

Head of Institute for Research in Ophthalmology, Foundation for Ophthalmology Development, Poznan, Poland

He is active in international scientific societies including Euretina (Co-opted Board member 2016-2018), Retina Society, AAO (International Fellow; member of the Global ONE Advisory Board and Museum of Vision’s Program Committee), EVER (Board member and chair of cataract section), ESCRS (curator of ESCRS Archive), and ISRS (member of the ISRS International Council), ISBCS, International Council of Ophthalmology (program coordinator for WCO in 2011-2018), and Cogan Society. He became lifelong member (chair LIV) of the European Academy of Ophthalmology ( and its Treasurer. He has been active contributor to major ophthalmic conferences worldwide, including AAO (Achievement Award 2017, International Scholar Award 2018), APAO (International Coordinator 2017, Achievement Award 2018), WCO (Program Coordinator 2010-2018), Euretina, ESCRS, EVER, ISOPT, etc.

He has been active editor, editor in chief and author of more than 550 peer-reviewed international publications (total IF higher than 1000), and over 50 book’s chapters; reviewer for more than 20 journals.

He is a member of editorial boards of American Journal of Ophthalmology (IF 4.795), Acta Ophthalmologica (IF 3.157), PLOS One (IF 2.806), Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (IF 2,349), Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST), (IF 2.221), BMC Ophthalmology (IF 1.586), Clinics in Dermatology (IF 2.253), Journal of Clinical Medicine (IF 5.8); Frontiers in Neurology (IF 3.5), Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Journal, and editor in chief of Archives of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Historia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (

Bekir Sitki Aslan, MD

Ankara, Turkey


Head of Eye Department at Memorial Hospital, in Ankara

He has an extensive experience in Advanced Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Glaucoma Surgery. He has been teaching microsurgery for more than 30 years. He has participated in live surgeries and gave lectures locally and internationally. He has published papers and chapters in books related to cataract and cataract surgery. He published a paper describing a Phaco Technic “Crater and Split” in the September 2012 issue of JCRS, which he feels may contribute to young ophthalmologists’ practice significantly. He’s the Ex-President of Turkish Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society. He contributed to the establishment and progress of modern Eye-banking in Turkey. He is a member of Eurotimes Editorial Committee and Editor of Eurotimes Turkey and the faculty member of University of Italy- Switzerland ESASO Academy, Lugano, Switzerland.

Bora Eldem, MD

Ankara, Turkey


Prof of Ophthalmology, MD, FEBO, Chair of Hacettepe University Ophthalmol. Dept., Ankara, Turkey. Chair of Surgical Medicine Sciences Section and the Retina Unit in the same University. He is also serving as the President of Hacettepe Science Foundation.

Prof. Eldem graduated from Hacettepe University Medical School in 1979. He became an associate professor in 1990 and full professor in 1996. He is a Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO). He completed his fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Retinal Diagnostic Department in London. Within his field of specialty, his main field of interest include the diagnosis as well as medical and surgical treatments of vitreo-retinal disorders, uveitis and Behcet’s disease. Member of several International Societies such as ARVO, ASRS, EVRS, EURETINA.

Christina Vidinova, Assoc. prof.

Sofia, Bulgaria


Assoc. prof. in Ophthalmology, Sofia University, Military Medical Academy
Assoc. prof. Christina Vidinova is Head of Imaging diagnostic unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Military medical Academy, Sofia; Scientific Board of Bulgarian Society of Ophthalmology. Memberships: Scientific secretary of Bulgarian Soceiety of Ophthalmology; Secretary of Bulgarian review of Ophthalmology magazine; German Ophthalmological Society DOG (2005).; 2002-2018 -European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS); 2002-2018-Euroretina; 2019- SOE Board member. 66 real publications in international and national journals, in 55 of them first author, 12 in Impact factor journals, 70 participations with posters and presentations in congresses and conferences.

Elena Brazhnikova, M.D., Ph.D.

Paris, France


Staff Scientist of the Primates and Rodents Visual Phenotyping Platform, Institut de la Vision, Sorbonne Université

Dr. Brazhnikova is a Staff Scientist of the Primates and Rodents Visual Phenotyping Platform (preclinical investigations), Institut de la Vision, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France, 2014 – present
She has 19 peer reviewed articles, 7 patents and 30 published abstracts. Member of SFBBM (Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moleculaire) since 2010; Member of the Society for Ophthalmologists of Ukraine since 1993

Gurinder Singh, Prof. Dr., MD, MHA

Kansas, the USA


Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, The University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA,
Prof. Dr. Gurinder Singh is Ophthalmology Practice and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Kansas City, KS. Clinical Fellowship in Cornea and Uveitis, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Fellowship, University Augenklinik Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Over 111 publications and presentations. Experience in Endothelial Cell Culturing, Toxicity studies, Corneal Preservation, Corneal Endothelial and Epithelial Wound Healing, Electron Microscopy, and more. Society and Board Memberships: Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology; Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Member, American Medical Association; Member, Kansas Medical Society

Miguel A. Teus, MD, PhD

Madrid Spain


Professor in Ophthalmology, University of Alcala

Prof. Miguel A. Teus is Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain, and Head of the Ophthalmology Department at the “Principe de Asturias” University Hospital, in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. He received his medical degree from the University of Valladolid, Spain, and completed his Residency at the “Ramón y Cajal” University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. He has published more than 180 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. Prof. Teus specializes in glaucoma, cataract and refractive surgery.

Ningli Wang, Prof.

Beijing, China



Director of Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Dean of School of Ophthalmology, Capital Medical University, Head of National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness, President of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), President of Chinese Ophthalmologist Association, President of Chinese Society of Public Health Ophthalmology, Chair LXXIV of Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, Council Member of World Glaucoma Association, Board Member of Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society, Member of Board of Trustees, International Council of Ophthalmology.
Prof. Wang Ningli has engaged in clinical and scientific research in ophthalmology for 36 years, and performed more than 20,000 surgeries. He currently serves as a consultant expert in Central Health Care Committee. The main areas of his works are: the pathogenesis and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Besides that, he has led 2 national major blindness prevention projects. Prof. Wang has by now served as supervisor for 11 postdoctoral students and 53 doctoral students.
He has published 429 peer-review papers as the first author or corresponding author, including 167 SCI articles, with 5388 citations in total and 4765 citations by others. He explained the mechanism of primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) in Chinese, he developed the new PACG prevention and treatment system, which decreased the blindness rate of PACG in China.
He found that low cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFp) is an important factor in glaucomatous optic neuropathy, which answered the long unresolved questions in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) and changed clinical practice
He developed the Aqueous humor outflow pathway reconstruction surgery, which resolved some problems brought by traditional surgery, like high complication rate and high iatrogenic blindness rate

Wiktor Stopyra, MD, PhD

Cracow, Poland


Ophthalmology Hospital MW med, Cracow, Poland

Area of my scientific interest: cataract surgery, ophthalmic case law (author of four editions of the book, educational programs, numerous articles)

Andrii Yevtushenko 

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Cand Sc (Med), Head of EyeQclinic

Andrii Serhiienko

Vinnitsia, Ukraine


Professor at the Department of Eye Diseases at National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya

Professor at the Department of Eye Diseases at National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, where he conducts courses on thematic improvement from the medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery. Scientific interests are vitreoretinal surgery, pathogenesis vitreoretinal proliferation and neovascularization, biological effects of light.
Author of more than 170 publications in Ukrainian and foreign journals.
President of the Ukrainian Association of Ophthalmologists engaged in surgical practice.

Ihor Novytskyi, DSc
Lviv, Ukraine

Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at Lviv National Medical University